La consultation lancée par la Federal Trade Commission (FTC) relative à la Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) (billet 1 et 2) se termine le 23 décembre 2011.
C'est dans cette optique que l'Electronic Privacy Information Center a fait parvenir à la FTC ses commentaires. On peut ainsi lire sur le site de l'EPIC que:
"EPIC submitted comments to the FTC on a proposed rule for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The proposed rule would revise the definition of Personally Identifiable Information to include identifiers such as cookies, IP addresses, and geolocation information. The new rules also contain data minimization and deletion requirements and simplified methods of obtaining parental consent for data collection. "The proposed revisions update the COPPA Rule by taking better account of the increased use of mobile devices by users and of new data collection practices by businesses," EPIC said. However, EPIC urged the FTC to further improve the rule by applying it to SMS and MMS messaging services, extending the definition of "personal information" to cover the combination of date of birth, gender, and ZIP code, and adding a data-breach notification requirement. EPIC previously testified before the Senate and filed comments with the agency."(Source: EPIC, News, December 22, 2011)
Pour plus de détails,
- ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER, "EPIC Submits Comments on Children's Online Privacy Rule", News, December 22, 2011.
- Comments of the Electronic Privacy Information Center to the Federal Trade Commission, RIN 3084-AB20, "COPPA Rule Review, 16 CFR Part 312, Project No. P104503", December 23, 2011.